Church helping Church

Here’s a bit of unusual news:

A New York Episcopal church is engaging in an unexpected act of charity, helping a neighboring Baptist church fundraise for renovations.

Antioch Baptist Church, located in Bedord, N.Y., is currently trying to raise $600,000 to construct a new second-story addition to their building and has been joined in its efforts by St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church with no strings attached.

Church leaders were grateful for the kindness shown by the local congregation.

‘It’s overwhelming,’ explained Velma Lewis, a chairwoman for Antioch Baptist’s development committee, to the Lower Hudson Online. ‘I cannot think of any previous experience where someone has come forward to make such an offer with no expectation of getting something back.’

There’s not any further explanation about why the Episcopal congregation felt this was an important ministry to support. Do any of you know more of the story?

Read the rest here: N.Y. Episcopalians Come to Aid of Baptist Congregation.

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